How to boot into X with 16/24/32 bit colour?

How to boot into X with 16/24/32 bit colour?

Post by Evan O » Thu, 30 Mar 2000 04:00:00



Hi,

I'm using Redhat 6.0, and when it boots, X automatically starts and shows
the login prompt. How do I make it start in 16 bit colour mode?
I know that I can use the command line "startx -- -bpp 16" but the system
automatically boots into X before login.

Thanks

 
 
 

How to boot into X with 16/24/32 bit colour?

Post by Rubi » Thu, 30 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Hi Evan,

go find your XF86Config file, scroll down to the bottom somewhere and
find an entry "depth" under "screen subsection" it will say something
like 8, 16 or 24 (maybe 32?) change it to whatever you like (provided
your card supports given depth).

Rubin.

 
 
 

How to boot into X with 16/24/32 bit colour?

Post by Dinos Dorkofiki » Thu, 30 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Either: In /etc/XF86Config, section "Screen", include an entry
        DefaultColorDepth 16

Or: Create ~/.xserverrc containing
        exec X -- -bpp 16
(although this can override other parameters you may want to pass
to 'startx' or 'xinit' if you start servers from the command-line)

BTW the default runlevel is defined in /etc/inittab


> Hi,

> I'm using Redhat 6.0, and when it boots, X automatically starts and shows
> the login prompt. How do I make it start in 16 bit colour mode?
> I know that I can use the command line "startx -- -bpp 16" but the system
> automatically boots into X before login.

> Thanks

--
Dinos D Dorkofikis

 
 
 

How to boot into X with 16/24/32 bit colour?

Post by Dinos Dorkofiki » Thu, 30 Mar 2000 04:00:00


There's no "SubSection Screen" in XF86Config that I know of or see.
If you mean "SubSection Display", it is for defining the allowed
resolutions for each color depth (8, 16, 32, etc.); *NOT* for defining
the default one.


> Hi Evan,

> go find your XF86Config file, scroll down to the bottom somewhere and
> find an entry "depth" under "screen subsection" it will say something
> like 8, 16 or 24 (maybe 32?) change it to whatever you like (provided
> your card supports given depth).

> Rubin.

--
Dinos D Dorkofikis

 
 
 

How to boot into X with 16/24/32 bit colour?

Post by Rubi » Thu, 30 Mar 2000 04:00:00


if i'm not mistaken, the first resolution is the default, eg;
if the first subsection display =

     Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes       "1024x768"
        ViewPort    0 0
  EndSubsection

then this is the default.

Rubin.


> There's no "SubSection Screen" in XF86Config that I know of or see.
> If you mean "SubSection Display", it is for defining the allowed
> resolutions for each color depth (8, 16, 32, etc.); *NOT* for defining
> the default one.


> > Hi Evan,

> > go find your XF86Config file, scroll down to the bottom somewhere and
> > find an entry "depth" under "screen subsection" it will say something
> > like 8, 16 or 24 (maybe 32?) change it to whatever you like (provided
> > your card supports given depth).

> > Rubin.

> --
> Dinos D Dorkofikis


 
 
 

1. Setting X to display in 16, 24, and 32 bit color mode.

I was playing with X for some time, but I couldn't figure out how to set
it to work in 16, 24, and 32-bit color mode.  I have a
#9 771video card w/2M of VRAM.
Also ones in a while I get a message saying that some program (usually
Netscape) cannot allocate the default background
color.  What does that mean and how can I fix that?

Thanx for your time
--Alex

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Alex Lakhter
IUPUI IUTS Zone 4 Senior Consultant

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